Johan Granath scored two goals, including the game-winner to lift the Pilgrims past Southern Maine on Saturday.
NEC Men to Battle Salem State in Semifinal
New England College men’s ice hockey advanced to the ECAC East Semifinals by beating the University of Southern Maine 5-2 this weekend in one of four quarterfinal games. The #4 seeded Pilgrims (16-7-3) will travel to Norwich University to take on the #6 seeded Salem State College Vikings (15-10-1) on Saturday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Back on Feb. 3 the Pilgrims pulled out the 5-2 win over Salem State at home in their only meeting of the season. The Pilgrims are currently riding a three game winning streak with a record of 6-3-0 in the month of February. The Vikings upset the #3 seeded Castleton State Spartans last week in the quarterfinals beating them 6-3. The winner of Saturday’s semifinal will advance to the ECAC East Championship scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 9 at Norwich University and will take on the winner of the other semifinal game between the #7 seeded UMass-Boston Beacons and the #1 seeded Norwich University Cadets , game time is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
Tickets for Saturday’s semifinal game are available by calling the New England College Athletic Department at 603-428-2335. Tickets will be available Monday-Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.